Ocala Horse Shows and Horseback Riding
Marion County, Florida
Ocala Horse welcomes you to the
equestrian paradise of Ocala, located in the rolling hills of Marion
County, Florida. Here, many of the nations top horse breeders perfect
their craft, producing thoroughbred race horses as well as virtually
every other breed of horse. Ocala, Florida is also winter headquarters
for the HITS show jumping winter series at Hits Post Time Farm.
Horse farms create stunning vistas of
endless green grass accented by black horse fencing and majestic oak
trees. Here, future racing thorobreds and horse show champions are
born. A visit to a one of the many horse farms open to the public is a
Florida Horse Park, an attraction in
itself, is the center of horse shows for North Central Florida. Skilled
jumpers or disciplined dressage riders compete for ribbons almost every
Winter months bring professional riders
to the famous Horse Shows in the Sun (HITS) circuit has been performing
at Hits Post Time Farm in Ocala, Florida from mid January to
mid March for over 30 years.
The HITS Ocala Winter Circuit offers grand prix show jumping
classes in divisions for the beginner, novice and experienced rider.
The circuit features 21 grand prix events worth over $1.5 million in
prize money, which the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix to close
out the circuit.
Hits Post Time Farm is located at 13710
US Highway 27 in Ocala, Florida. Spectators are welcome.
Rocking Horse Stables offers a full slate of Dressage Shows,
Combined Training Schooling Shows, and Pony Club National Testing
events. Located in Altoona, Florida which is close to Ocala, Tampa and
Orlando. Rocking Horse
Canterbury Showplace is a beautiful
Equestrian Center located in nearby Newberry, Florida and is open to
horse-related events, horse eventing, and classic horse shows. Show
schedule click here.
Staying in the Ocala area? Visit Hotels in Ocala for
complete hotel, car rental and attraction reservations. Planing a trip
to Orlando? Make reservations here.
Enjoy a leisurely
horse carriage ride through horse country and enjoy the informative
banter of your guide.
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Mar 2, 2015
How to Own a Horse Without Breaking the Bank
As children, many of us dreamed of owning a horse. And now as adults many of us are living the dream.
Horse owners quickly learn that the cost of buying a horse pales in comparison to the costs associated with horse maintenance. From vet bills and farrier expenses to blankets and competitions, the costs of caring for our four-legged friends can add up in a hurry.
While there are certain times you should never try to cut costs when providing for your horse, there are many creative ways to reduce your horse bills and overall cost More info...
Feb 23, 2015
Tryon International Equestrian Center Spring Schedule
Tryon International Equestrian Center announces its Spring Show Schedule featuring eight hunter/jumper shows including a CSI3 and CSI4 level. Enjoy beautiful spring weather in Tryon in April, May, and early June plus an excellent venue set in the scenic Carolina foothills. More info...
Feb 18, 2015
Shipping Horses Long Distances
By Kristen Slater, DVM
I’ve recently begun searching for a new horse to welcome into my life, and I find myself looking at animals farther and farther away from of my home state of Texas. The process has reminded me how important climate and other considerations can be when shipping horses long distances. The following are some factors to consider when transporting horses afar, be it to a show or to a new home.
Feb 17, 2015
New Horse Power G
In HORSE POWER G, Gertrude and her friends love horses but what they don't know is that the horses have a culture and community all their own. Writer Terry Cronin (Students of the Unusual, The Skinvestigator) and artist Savannah McKendree are breaking new ground with their new series HORSE POWER G which features a fresh innovation on the art of comic-storytelling. If read from front to back it tells the adventure from the human point of view but if read from back to front it tells the story from the animal's perspective.
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